How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4 [With Images]

Have you found that your PS4 does not support Bluetooth Headphones or you’re not able to connect it, no need to worry because here you’ll know How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4?

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to ps4? If you have a Bluetooth headphone that is compatible with PS4, then simply turn on the pairing mode of the headphone and go to the PS4 Setting> Devices > Bluetooth Devices, and it will automatically search available Bluetooth devices. If your headphone supports ps4, then your device will show in the list. Otherwise, your device is not compatible with PS4.

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To know how to connect PS4 with Unsupported Bluetooth Headphones than go to the section below and read from there.

Why is Bluetooth Headphones not supported by PS4?

You may read on different sites that many latest Bluetooth headphones did not support ps4 because of Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP).

It is true after the PlayStation 4 launch Sony announced that PS4 did not support the A2DP profile, and that’s why their latest Bluetooth headphones that have A2DP profile are not compatible with PS4.

If you’re not familiar with A2DP, it is a Bluetooth Stereo profile that tells how quality stereo audio will transfer from one device to another.

For example, if you play a track on your smartphone and you connect your phone with a Bluetooth headphone. Here is the point if you want to listen to music, then both devices (your smartphone and Bluetooth headphone) support the A2DP profile or both not support. If any of them will not support, you’ll not listen to music. You can only listen to calls.

So here is the same situation with PS4. PS4 does not have an A2DP profile, and almost all the latest headphones support the A2DP profile. That’s the main reason PS4 does not support most of the Bluetooth headphones.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to ps4

As I mentioned that some headphones are not compatible with PS4, so you cannot directly connect them. So, here I will tell you three different ways so you can connect Supported or Unsupported headphones with PS4.

So start with the first way.

Method 1:

Note. This method works with only headphones that are supported and compatible with PS4, and if you don’t know that your headphones are compatible or not, you can follow the same steps to know.

1. First of all, you have to go to the Setting of your PS4.

2. Click on Device.

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3. Next, click on Bluetooth devices.

Bluetooth devices

4. Now turn on the pairing mode of your headphone. If you don’t know what to do, you can read from the instructions copy you get with headphones.

5. Wait for 3 to 5 seconds, and your device will appear in the list. Click on it, and if your device is compatible, you’ll see a message connected. Otherwise, you’ll see a message “Cannot find a Profile Supported by the PS4”.

Method 2: How to Connect Unsupported Bluetooth to PS4 2020

The second way that you can use to connect Bluetooth with PS4 is using a cable/cord that has a built-in mic.

Make sure the cable has a built-in mic.

1. Connect the cable with the controller and headphone.

2. Go to the Setting> Devices, and here click on Audio Devices instead of Bluetooth Devices.

audio devices ps4

3. Next, click on the Output Device under the Input Device. Check the “USB headset” option.

4. Then come back to the Audio Devices screen and click on “Output to Headphones” and click on “All Audio.”

That’s it. You’re connected to your PS4 with an Unsupported Bluetooth device.

Method 3: How to Connect Bluetooth Headphone with PS4 Using Dongle and Bluetooth Adapter

In this method, you need to get a Playstation 4 Bluetooth adapter dongle. It is a cheaper method compared to a built-in mic cable because it costs you less.

Note: We’re not sure that this method works with all Bluetooth headphones.

1. Put an adapter into your PS4 USB port.

2. Turn On your headphones and let the sync process take place.

3. Now, take the dongle and put it into your PS4 controller jack.

4. Now Go the Setting of PS4. Similar to the above method, click on the Device option and choose Audio Devices.

5. Here you’ll need to set Input device and output device corresponding to “Headset connected to controller” and “USB Headphones (USB Audio Device). Also, check all audio from Output to headphones and check the box of Switch Output Device Automatically.

That’s it. Using this method, you can connect almost all types of headphones with your PS4 device even they are not compatible. The use of an adapter and dongle makes it compatible.

What Wireless Headphones Work With PS4? PS4 Supported Bluetooth Headphones

You have a headphone that is not compatible with PS4, and you want to buy a new one, then these are the five best Bluetooth headphones that are compatible with PS4.

  • Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
  • Sony PlayStation Wireless Platinum
  • Razer Nari Ultimate
  • Beyerdynamic Custom Game
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 700

Read More: Best Headphones For Gaming Under 100


Can you use Bluetooth Headphones on PS4?

Yes, you can use Bluetooth Headphones on PS4, but make sure your headphones do not have A2DP because PS4 does not support Advanced Audio Distribution Profile.

Can I connect Beats to PS4?

The short and straight answer is most of the beats headphones not supported with PS4 devices, but according to beats, some of the beats headphones you can connects with PS4 that have dongles button on it. Also, keep in mind one thing there is no guarantee that the dongle will work or not. So, if you don’t buy yet, then don’t go for beats. You can check the five best headphones in the above section that you can connect easily with ps4.

Final Thoughts:

I hope you’ll find these three methods useful and also these are not difficult or complicated to follow. It’s super easy.

The first I recommend you pick one of the headphones that we tell you; these are all compatible with PS4. And if you already have one and you want to connect to PS4, then follow all the three methods, and I’m pretty sure you will be able to connect Bluetooth headphones to PS4.

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